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Ever since the LGBTQ movement started at 1969, there has had many court case about it whether should or should not have the same right as herterosexual relationships. And if we looked beyond the United States, there are still many countries that don’t have the equal rights for homosexual marriages as to heterosexual marriages, or even as a crime to be a gay in some society. I advocate homosexual marriages, and homosexual marriages should have the same rights as heterosexual marriages, such as: hospital visitation, child custody, adoption, parenting rights, automatic inheritance, and medical decision-making, but there are much more than that. According to the reliable website, there were thousands of rights and protections were denied to LGBTQ citizens in the United States. June 26, 2015 was an important day for gay and lesbian people in the United States Because the homosexual marriage was declared legal nationwide after the United States Supreme court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. It violates the Due process and the Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States constitution. The ruling overturned a precedent, Baker v. Nelson. Before that, there were lots of states in the United States banned the same-sex marriage, and Kansas was one of many. And even in the states that were legalized same-sex marriage, gays and lesbians were still discriminated against. They could not access the social benefits that provided for married couples, even if they were married but just to the same gender. They could not enjoy the spousal – privilege which put them in a difficult spot at court when they had to testify against their love ones. Still there are some territory in the United States do not legalize the same-sex marriage, such as: American Samoa, and some of the Indian lands. However, when we compare ourselves to the other countries, that is when we could see how far ahead we are in human rights movement. Our biggest opponent, Russia, has the law that prohibited homosexual marriages. If we looked back in time, it would seem a big improvement for Russia. In mid 17th century,  Gregory Karpovich Kotoshikhin recorded during the reign of Czar Alexis Mikhailovich that male homosexuals were put to death, and also states that female homosexuals are also put to death by burning. Government tried to further prevent homosexual practices in 18 century. In 1716, Tsar Peter the Great banning homosexual relation in the armed forces, as a part of his attempt to modernize the country. In 1832 further laws were enacted criminalizing certain sexual acts between two males. Even as socially conservative as Russia had once passed the law to legalize same-sex marriage. In 1917, the Russian Revolution saw the overthrow of the Tsarist government, and the subsequent foundation of the Russian SFSR, the world’s first socialist state, followed by the founding of the Soviet Union after the end of the civil war in 1922. The new Communist Party government eradicated the old laws regarding sexual relations, effectively legalising homosexual activity within Russia, although it remained illegal in other former territories of the Russian Empire. Under Lenin’s leadership, openly gay people were allowed to serve in government. In 1933, the Soviet government, under the leadership of Joseph Stalin, recriminalized homosexual activity with punishments of up to five years’ hard labor. As today, gay and lesbian in Russia still being persecuted, enduring violence and disgust among the society. The public of western world supports homosexual marriages. First of all, let’s look at Canada. In June 1996, Canada’s largest polling firm (Angus Reid) and its largest news organization (Southam News) conducted a major nationwide poll on the issue of same-sex marriage. What they found was that 49% of Canadians supported same-sex marriage, 47% opposed it, and 4% were undecided. In 1999, Canadian House of Commons declared (216-55) that marriage was between a man and a woman, and that same-sex marriage was invalid. Then, as regional courts began to find same-sex marriage legal in specific provinces in 2003, public opinion shifted. In June 2005, parliament–affected, no doubt, by shifting public opinion–voted (158-133 in the case of the House, 43-12 in the case of the Senate) to make same-sex marriage legal throughout Canada. By the time Canadians were polled in January 2006, public opinion reflected almost universal support for same-sex marriage. So what does this mean? It means that political measures can temporarily affect popular support for same-sex marriage–but that the more people see of same-sex marriage in practice, the less likely they are to see it as a threat. This pattern is beginning to manifest itself in the United States. In December 2004, Pew Research conducted a poll finding that 61% of Americans opposed gay marriage. When they conducted the same poll in March 2006, the number had dropped to 51%. And even Americans who oppose same-sex marriage don’t necessarily support a constitutional ban. In a May 2006 poll, only 33% of Americans supported the federal gay marriage ban, with 49% specifically opposing it (holding the view that marriage should be a state issue) and 18% undecided. Many people in society would argue that if we passed the same-sex marriage law, the next step will be to pass the incestuous, polygamous, or even half-bestial marriages. Not true! The thing is there is nothing common between same-se marriage to incestuous, polygamous, and half-bestial marriage. It is not even comparable. Homosexuality is a normal variant of adult sexuality; gay men and lesbians possess the same potential and desire for sustained loving and lasting relationships as heterosexuals, including loving and parenting children. This is supported by hard data, not just opinion. On the other hand, incest is sexual activity, not sexual orientation, between family members or close relatives. This typically includes sexual activity between people in a consanguineous relationship, and sometimes those related by affinity, stepfamily, those related by adoption or marriage, or members of the same clan or lineage. Since it happens in household and will have devastating impacts on the offsprings of the people who engaged in incestuous sexual activity. It should be banned. Moreover, polygamous marriage should be banned, too. Because polygamous marriage happens when the man can have more than one spouse, it is not just unfaithful to his wife, but also could easily transmitting STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases). Last but not least, half-bestial marriage should definitely be banned. It is sexual activity between human and animal. People who engage in this activity could not have known what animal feels like and since they do not speak the same language people could not have ask for animal’s concent. Not to mention the first HIV diseases was transmitted from chimpanzee to human in the sexual activity that person with chimpanzee. Obviously, it is wrong to engage in such activity with pure sexual imposes, not love since animals could not have said they love doing so. Same-sex marriage although are not accepted in many nations, but it is a big step toward more civilized and better society. As we accepted the homosexuals as part of the society, it will not just increase the productivity of the society, but also will stop the prosecution toward the minority of the society.